Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre
We stayed here for our Anniversary and it was just what we were looking for in a getaway! Staff went over and above to make our stay special. We especially enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Everything was clean and comfy. We will definitely stay here again.
P.S. We got engaged in your hotel this morning!!
- Gwen S
Four night stay in March 2015.
I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights while attending a conference. I found the conference facilities to be quiet acceptable. The rooms and the AV facilities were reasonable. The meals were good. I stay beyond the conference for one night to explore Canmore and area. The hotel is close to a full suite of trails through the town, so one can go on excellent trails just about 100 meters from the hotel. The price of the accommodation was a good value. The restaurant on site was good. On Saturday the hotel was full, with a large number of very young hockey players. They caused no problems, but 40 kids in the pool dissuaded me from use the hot tub. My luggage arrive late, due to airline problems, and the staff were very helpful in helping sort out this travel problem.
Exactly what we'd hoped for
We had a two-night stay (Friday and Saturday.) The hotel was busy with multiple conferences/events but check-in was efficient and friendly. Lobby was spacious, nicely decorated, and well-kept. When we checked out it was equally quick and easy.
We had room 353, which came with a little sliding door (only a French balcony but still nice to have), a comfortable bed with a regular mattress (not a Sleep Number as other reviews have mentioned), and a nice view of the mountains. It was clean, in very good repair, and overall was a very pleasant surprise for the price. There was a large flatscreen TV, an empty minifridge, single-serve coffee (including to-go cups) and bottled water, and bathrobes all stocked in the room upon arrival.
Bathroom was small (typical in these smallish mountain properties) but also clean and in good shape.
We do often find that Canmore and Banff hotels are very noisy because they are not concrete construction, but we didn’t find the Coast to be particularly so (although we were on the top floor, which helps.) No complaints there either.
We also really enjoyed the Coast’s location, as it is so near Railway Ave and Main Street. Ten minutes’ walk had us at our favourite restaurant.
This was a great hotel for us in Canmore. We ski (and stay in a lot of economy properties when we do) but on this trip, the Coast was the same rate as the 2-star motels down the road and it is of a clearly higher standard – moderate-to-superior, easily. It is definitely a new favourite.
Solid rooms and friendly service, but noise and wifi issues...
Recently stayed at the Coast Canmore for a two-night stay. Check-in (around 8pm during the week) was quick and easy, great friendly first impression from the front desk staff.
Room itself was very good, was in a standard two queen room, decent size and clean. Beds were comfortable and clean. The housekeeping service was great, fully re-stocked and cleaned each day, so no complaints here.
Bathroom is quite compact space wise (ie. have to go in bathroom, close door, then able to get in the bathtub – to give you an idea), however more importantly, it was very clean and fully-stocked (towels, toiletries, etc.). There is an additional mirror/desk area just outside the bathroom, for additional counter space.
Unfortunately two ‘cons’ for the Coast Canmore, that stood out to me during my stay (which made my overall experience from “very pleasant” to “just average”) were:
- As couple others have mentioned previously, the noise (in-room) is pretty loud compared to other hotels I’ve stayed it. The noise from the door/hallway is quite loud (not much sound proofing), as you can clearly hear people talking as they go by; in addition, I was on the second floor, the footsteps noise from the floor above was loud (!!!, don’t even think it was any crazy steps/people, just normal walking). Also, even late at night when trying to sleep, the noise from the main (BVT) road and train/railway tracks was quite noisy and noticeable from the room (my room was near end of hallway, closer to main road) – not sure if the Coast specifically has poor sound proofing/isolation, or if all hotels on the road are affected by this noise in the same way?
- The in-room (free) wifi was non-existent during my whole stay. The network showed up when searching for wifi, but could never connect/get access (tried multiple devices, over different days). Not sure if it was because of my room location (close to end of hall, away from elevators/front desk?) or if the wifi network for the hotel as a whole was having problems at that specific time I stayed. Regardless, in 2015, reliable wifi access (whether it’s free/paid) is essential for a hotel, so it was definitely annoying not having any access at all – luckily I’m from Canada, so just ended up using my phone’s data/hotspot instead as an alternative.
Overall, considering the excellent rate I got via PL for the Coast, it was a decent stay (clean spacious rooms, courteous and attentive service). However, due to the noise and wifi issues, I would really have to think twice before deciding to book here again (especially if at regular/non-PL rates).
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- Ryan T
Great place to stay
This was a great place to stay. The rooms were well appointed and had all the amenities that one needed. The staff were well trained and gave excellent customer service. The buffet breakfast was excellent and abundant. And of course you cannot say enough about the view. No matter which direction you looked it was incredibly beautiful. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.